Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE FLOWER CALLED LONGING, by EDITH MATILDA THOMAS



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First Line: The flower called longing - long ago
Last Line: And over him sweep but the grass!


THE Flower called Longing -- long ago
On Grecian graves it used to blow
For those who had been doomed to go
To mute Persephone, while Love
Still kept a place for them above,
And dreamed the Vanished knew thereof!

The Flower called Longing -- how it spreads,
If one live long to tend the beds
That lap so many precious heads!...
If one live overlong, alas,
The Flower called Longing -- it shall pass,
And over him sweep but the grass!





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